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How is a refraction test used to diagnose presbyopia?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

A refraction test is performed regularly by an ophthalmologist. It is one way for presbyopia to be detected. It uses the familiar device that has many different lenses. The patient looks through the device at various different lens strengths and tries to read at a distance. In addition to diagnosing presbyopia, this test can also help determine precisely how much correction is necessary.

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